Market update – December 2020

As the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December approaches, it is still not clear whether the UK and EU will be able to agree a comprehensive trade deal. Although the briefings over the past few days have been more positive, both sides still state that major gaps Read the full article…

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Future change to defined benefit pension increases

The rate at which defined benefit (sometimes termed “final salary”) pensions increase each year is likely to reduce, due to future changes to the RPI inflation rate recently confirmed by the Treasury. RPI (Retail Prices Index) is one of three main measures of inflation, the other two being CPI (Consumer Read the full article…

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Change of regulatory status

Freedom Financial Planning Ltd is now directly authorised by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). This does not affect our advice, ongoing service or client relationships in any way. Freedom Financial Planning Ltd was previously an appointed representative of the network Sanlam Partnerships Ltd, but there have been substantial increases in Read the full article…

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Christmas opening hours

Freedom Financial Planning will be closed from 5.30pm Friday 18th December and will re-open at 9.30am on Monday 4th January. Despite some major events, 2020 has been another very positive year for investments. We continue to provide independent financial advice that is honest, practical and straightforward, and we look forward Read the full article…

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Market update – October 2020

The global economy continued to recover during the third quarter after many developed countries suffered their biggest falls in quarterly GDP on record in the second quarter. Economic activity data for the summer months rebounded as restrictions were eased and most economies were allowed to reopen. However, despite positive news Read the full article…

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